Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1255 PM CDT THU MAR 26 2015 /1155 AM MDT THU MAR 26 2015/

...NO SEVERE WEATHER WAS OCCURRING AND NONE IS EXPECTED OVER WESTERN
AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA TODAY...

...A TEST WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA
UNTIL 2 PM CDT...1 PM MDT TODAY...IT IS ONLY A TEST...

THIS WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED AS PART OF THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER
TESTING THEIR BACKUP OPERATIONS AT THE SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE.

AGAIN...THIS IS A TEST. THIS IS MORE OF AN INTERNAL TEST FOR THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND ITS STORM PREDICTION CENTER. WE WANT TO
BE SURE...THOUGH...THAT THE PUBLIC IS AWARE OF THIS TEST AND THAT
YOU KNOW IT IS ONLY A TEST.

TESTS ARE NECESSARY TO ENSURE WATCHES CAN BE ISSUED BY A BACKUP
FACILITY IN THE EVENT OF A COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE.

$$

JP MARTIN





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